The founder of the hospice movement, Dame Cicely Sanders, once said, “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can to help you, not only to die peacefully but to live until you die.” 

We all want to live well. We all want to extract every ounce of joy, struggle, hope, sadness, excitement, and mundanity from being alive. But, for people at the end of life, time can be swallowed up by myriad arrangements, tests, pain, discomfort, uncertainty, and fear—robbing people of precious days and energy that could be spent with loved ones.

In other words, living.

Hospice helps to create space for people to live well right to the end of life. We do this by providing exceptional and compassionate care that includes pain management, comfortable surroundings, nutritious food, and the freedom for loved ones to come and go 24/7 to be with their person right to the end. 

But don’t just take our word for it.                 


If you stop by the hospice on a Sunday afternoon, you might be welcomed at the reception desk by Colin Pratt, one of our amazing volunteers. Colin’s wife, Wendy, passed away at the hospice in 2017. Just about ever since, Colin has volunteered in different roles at the hospice. “The hospice team welcomed us like family; in turn, they became part of ours,” Colin says as he shares a photo of Wendy. “So, when the time came for Wendy to move into hospice care,” Colin says, “Foothills Country Hospice was number one on our list. “We were so pleased to get a bed here. This was the place Wendy deserved after all she’d been through,” he adds.

With the support of hospice staff, the Pratts enjoyed precious family time together, including a Hawaiian-themed party, pizza nights, and a champagne toast on Wendy’s 60th birthday. “Coming to hospice meant that we could be a family, not merely caregivers,” Colin says. “It’s very tiring and draining as a caregiver. But when we came to the hospice, we were able to find some rest and be a family during Wendy’s last days.”

Thank you for your continued support as we ensure exceptional end-of-life care for families like the Pratts.


Whether you're pushing a stroller, wheelchair, or walking a four-legged friend, you will enjoy an easy and accessible family-friendly route along the Town of Okotoks' paved pathways. Register as an individual, create your own team page with family and friends, or join us virtually.

Each year, Hike for Hospice Foothills raises funds for terminally-ill adults and their loved ones, allowing them to access the help they need - when they need it most! Our residents and families need your support! You can help us reach our goal of $50,000!

Group Hike: Sunday, May 7, 2023

Location: Okotoks Recreation Centre: Curling Rink, 99 Okotoks Dr.

Time: Registration opens at 12 PM | Hike begins at 1 PM

Virtual Participation: May 1 – May 7

Unable to attend our May 7 event? Feel free to complete your 5 km challenge anytime between May 1-7. And don’t forget to share your photos on our socials: @countryhospice #hikeforhospicefoothills

We know how much our supporters love taking part in this event with family and friends in memory of a loved one - and we want to make sure you have the chance to do so. 

Registration is $10 per participant.

FREE for children 5 and under.

Sponsorship Inquiries & Event Questions: Please contact Shanon Maksymich by phone at (403) 995-4673 ext. 214 or by email at [email protected].


This new fundraising initiative will support the ongoing needs of the kitchen. Each case includes 24 vacuum-sealed, individually wrapped steaks that are perfect for the upcoming BBQ and camping season, as well as for use in soup, stew, and stir fry. 

Sales will be open from March 10 - March 27 at 11:59 pm.

Orders must be picked up on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023, between the hours of 2:00 and 7:00 pm

Important note to our supporters:

  • Orders cannot be held past the pick-up date
  • Refunds are not available for this sale

Proof of purchase will be required at pick up.

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Foothills Country Hospice Society

Box 274, 322001 32nd St East

Okotoks, T1S 1A5 Canada

(403) 995-4673